Tell Your Story Better!


The expeditions of the Sportful Adventure Squad are just as much about sharing our stories as they are about riding bikes. In Remi’s case, the days of national championships are behind him. Or, according to my own equally legendary cycling resume, a podium finish in a local Cat 3 crit have passed. As for Joel, the jury is still out, though we think he still likes going fast. That being said, we thought it would be a good idea to share some photography tips to help you share your own adventures. Over the few months I will be sharing tips, tricks and techniques to get the most out of your next ride. Some tips will be technical, others will be creative ideas. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you stick in your jersey or handlebar bag, I’ll do my best to ensure these lessons are applicable to all types of gear. Remember – cameras, whether they are iPhones or the latest and greatest DSLR – are simply boxes with holes to let light in. The rest is up to you!

In this first installment of Photography Tips for Cyclists, I’ll be sharing three central ideas to help you craft a photo narrative of your next ride.

Continue reading at Squadra Avventura!

Never stop learning!!!

Oh No! Cycling Anime!

My first ever cycling crush!

Columbus Velotubi Denim Cycling Cap!



Vans Vault and Brooks England!



How is the motif applied to the shoes and saddle, is it the same or a different process?

The Swift motif on the saddle and the sneakers are applied slightly different. The saddle motif is applied with a moulded emboss plate, which is a very unique process. For the sneakers, we chose to utilize laser etching to maintain the detailed design work and craftsmanship.

Do you work alone or with a team of designers?

At Vans we consider our team to be a family and are constantly gaining inspiration from one another. However, since our Vault by Vans collections are very specific, I generally spearhead a project and work closely with our collaborator.

Continue reading the interview with Taka Hayashi…HERE!

And Swoop…HERE and HERE!